Social Media is a big thing, with Sites like Facebook and Twitter being constantly accessed on a daily basis. According to data recently released, Facebook has over 400 million users, and 50% of those log in every day. Twitter also has a huge usage, and although Spain hasn't quite cottoned on to the party just yet, it's still a very powerful tool, and can be used for great things. Like the Twestival.
This weekend sees Barcelona celebrate their own Twestival, like many locations across the world. The idea is the social media is used towards social good. This year's cause is @concern who raise awareness and the need for education, relief and development for the underprivileged countries around the world. The idea of the Twestival is to have fun and games, and raise money through volunteers to help Concern with its work.
Twestival is being held this Friday, 19th March in Gran Foc on Roger de Lluria, 23. Unfortuntely, I won't be able to attend :o( but wanted to spread the word, as it's all in such a good cause. Good luck, guys, it looks like it'll be a great night, and I hope plenty of money is raised. I know Barcelona VIP Nights use the Gran Foc as their starting point, so it should be busy around 22h anyway!!
If you can't attend, you can still donate at the link above, home page, right hand side, and you can follow me @BCN_Dave.
Are you planning on going to the Twestival this Friday? Let me know in the comments. And if you're in need of accommodation in the city, try looking for an apartment through BCN Rentals, who can cater for almost any group size.